I have always wanted a kitchenaid mixer. I finally just purchased one! It works like a dream! I use it all of the time cooking. My son loves it too! Definitely a great purchase and addition to my kitchen.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? The same
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Very high quality
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? It didn't say that it comes with a clear cover to place over your bowl (so you don't have powdered sugar or flour going everywhere)
I looked at all of the mixers on the site and picked the 6-quart Pro 600 Bowl Lift Stand Mixer (light pink). At first I thought about getting the raspberry colored mixer, but thought the color would become dated after a year or two. The light pink will remain timeless (for me anyway). This mixer has a larger motor and a larger mixing bowl, which is perfect for making bigger batches of cookies. I am completely thrilled with the mixer and the price was incredible as well. I would definitely recommend this product to anyone who is looking for a heavy duty mixer who is into baking large quantities of goods.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Color was exactly the same as the site.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Excellent quality
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? The description was good. I was more impressed with the actual product than the description on the site.
For those not acquainted with that term, it is not food. Lickity-split means really fast. Instructions for making Miracle Fruitcake included boiling a mixture of brown sugar, dates, raisins, water, and butter for several minutes. Then that is to be transferred to a metal bowl and allowed to cool. If it does not cool enough you could cook the next ingredient to be added next, eggs. So I put the boiling hot mixture into the mixer bowl and put that in a ice-water bath till it was sufficiently cool, then I was able to add the eggs and a few more ingredients. while that mixed I measured out the flour and spices, baking soda and baking powder. Then those ingredients were poured down the chute into the bowl with the mixer on speed 1. After that went in the candied fruit mix and the nuts, on speed 1. With this mixer I was able to have ready batter in about a third the time it used to take. If you aren't familiar with production rate increases you might be cutting yourself short of the capabilities of this machine. This is a time saving machine par excellence. It reminds me of working in a commercial kitchen, though I would not try to mix a batch of 30 dozen chocolate chip cookies at once in this 6 Qt bowl. This pink unit came with the three basic beaters and the pouring shield. Fits on the counter top under the wall cabinet just fine. I bought this to upgrade from the 4.5 Qt tilt head we had used for the last 39 years. That old tilt-head unit got a good cleaning and new grease and changed from Harvest Gold to Red for our daughter. These things are built to last several generations.
This mixer is a great new addition to my kitchen. I love the pink color and it's just the right shade for me. So far I have made cheesecake, cookies, and mashed potatoes using the mixer and it did amazing with all three. It mixed everything up with no problem. The soft start feature is helpful so you don't get a big puff of flour when adding dry ingredients. The shield provided with the chute for adding ingredients is a little tricky for adding things, but if you have a mixing bowl or cup with a spout on the side it makes it easier. Overall I couldn't be happier with this mixer! It looks so pretty on the countertop and mixes everything thoroughly. I love it!